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BEWARE!!! (7 posts)

  1. vide6043
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This plugin cost me $400 to fix my site after installation. The creator doesn't even bother to read these postings, as indicated by his lack of response to any of the issues posted here. I am sure he won't even notice this negative review of his plugin. My issue was related to the "Read More" button. After installation and creating a product, I wanted to test the layout, when I clicked on the "Read More" link, it redirected me back to my homepage. Could not figure out what I was dong wrong, so I went to the boards, only to find out that a post had been there for two weeks, unanswered concerning the same problem I was having. I deleted my products page, unistalled and deleted the plugin and next thing I know EVERY single one of my pages is an exact replica of my homepage. No links work at all! RUN SCREAMING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF THIS PLUGIN!!!!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sc-catalog/

  2. Thanks for the feedback vide6043, I'll see if I can have someone look into this.

  3. I tested this on a clean install with TwentyEleven and it worked without any issues. Read More looks fine.

    I think if you have a colorbox plugin or something similar in your theme (lightbox, etc) I could see it having a problem, but in and of itself, the plugin is functional. Needs some work cleaning up, but...

  4. vide6043
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No colorbox/lightbox plugins....welcome to look at the site, it's been fixed now....
    zrpvideo.com

  5. vide6043
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    theme is XERO purchased from ThemeForest

  6. scil
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    What I see is I don't get any notification from the forum for new messages since a bit more than 2 monthes. Even if I received (and answered) to direct email questions. I'll check what's going on.

    The redirection to your homepage seems to be some javascript errors (like a few bugs discovered on some site with external scripts). I checked your website and it has errors in it, thrown by jquery.easing.pack.js, line 39.

    You can also look at the code, there is not a single line touching classic wordpress tables. Thus I'll do some check.

    I'm sorry for your lost. But I must point some best practices site hosting. This could avoid you some (and other readers) some bad surprises, not only with my plugin (if it is really the source), but with any part of code you include in a site.

    - Always test your developpments and new features on a dedicated environment NEVER WORK DIRECTLY ON A PRODUCTION SITE
    - BACKUP, BACKUP, and BACKUP more, the more your site is valuable, the more backup you should do
    - This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
    MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
    GNU General Public License for more details.
    Do you have a support contract? This plugin was developped free of charge (but my time is not) and it fulfills some needs.

  7. digipifini
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Use WordPress to enqueue your scripts and make sure to use unique prefixes, these two things will fix most problems people have. Like scil has stated, this is FREE, takes steps to prevent development issues (backups, wordpress snapshots). With the number of scripts going off at the same time on a page is can get a little messy if you don't. I think branding it with the UPPERCASE SCREAMING is a little much, and is not deserved.

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